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Solorio found guilty

(Solorio Guilty of 1st degree murder)….The verdict was handed down Wednesday.

The jury found Francisco Javier Solorio guilty of killing Albert Ramos of Brawley. The jury also found a special allegation that Solorio used a firearm to commit the crime. He faces a sentence of 50 years to life in prison. Solorio was tried for the March 2013 murder in the 1500 block of B Street in Brawley. The jury heard evidence that Solorio and Ramos had been long-time neighbors on B Street. Witnesses testified that as Ramos was walking in the Street with nothing but a soft drink in his hand, Solorio pulled out a gun and shot Ramos several times. The defense claimed Solorio was acting in self-defense.